Well here I am nearly a month into the new me! So far I have lost, drum roll please....... 3lbs, but to be honest I am fine with that. Slow and steady, right? More importantly I feel so much better already. My skin is brighter, although this doesn't not distract from the bags under my eyes, I have MonkeyMoo (as my daughter is affectionately called) to thank for that. No one tells you they may still not be sleeping through aged 4! But none the less my energy levels have improved, I am not forcing myself to stay awake until bedtime.
Most importantly I am making time for me. Exercise has become hugely important to me, who knew! I have been really annoyed this week as a calf strain has put paid to proper exercise. Now I am not managing to actually get out to a class or anything but DVD's work just as well for me. So I am making sure I make time to do these.
I have been out for dinner but enjoyed the treat knowing it was all counted for and although it took me over my calorie allowance for the day, I had planned for it and had left over calories from the days before.
I increased my step count too and although I now realise I am not going to get 10,000 every single day, sometimes life just gets in the way, I am aware of how active or not I am being.
This week I am going to do the following:
1) Take month one pictures and measurements, I don't think there will be a huge difference but I hope that come the summer I'll be able to look back and see the small differences every month that have made a big change.
2) Keep up with the exercise and healthy eating - remembering how much better it makes me feel
3) Look into getting my body fat measured, although I freely admit I may chicken out of this!
I am genuinely feeling I am changing behaviour and attitude and that this isn't all going to come crashing down around my ears (or hips as may be the case) when I smell chips!